Definition of technicality
- a legal technicality
These cases were dropped because of legal technicalities.
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: a small detail in a rule, law, etc., and especially one that forces an unwanted or unexpected result
: something that is understood by experts but usually not by other people
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of the same or a similar kind or nature
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